Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Clementine Hozier

In 1900, the young Clementine Hozier is brought to live Berkhamsted by her parents so that she can complete her education at Berkhamsted School for Girls. She lives at 107 High Street, overlooking the Cemetery. After leaving Berkhamsted she goes on to marry a promising young politician named Winston Churchill in 1908.

After Winston’s death in 1965, she is created a life peer as Baroness Spencer-Churchill and sits in the House of Lords.

Following her death in 1977, Clementine is buried at St Martin’s Church, Bladon, Oxfordshire. Today, a plaque on Clementine’s Berkhamsted house commemorates her life here, unveiled inĀ 1979 her youngest daughter, Baroness Soames.